Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala

INTAR, New York's Latino theatre company, celebrated its 46th anniversary with a special Gala at the Manhattan Penthouse (80 5th Avenue at 14th Street) last night, February 7th. In addition to celebrating INTAR's vital contribution to the arts internationally, the Gala featured special awards to Academy Award-nominated screenwriter/playwright Jose Rivera and US Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey. This special event was hosted by ALMA award winner Maria Canals-Barerra, with cuisine from Chef Marisel Presilla.

BroadwayWorld was there for the gala and brings you full photo coverage below!

INTAR, one of the United States' longest running Latino theaters producing in English, works to nurture the professional development of Latino theater artists; produce bold, innovative, artistically significant plays that reflect diverse perspectives; make accessible the diversity inherent in America's cultural heritage. Through an integrated program of workshops, productions of works in progress, and mainstage productions, INTAR continues to raise standards of theater arts. INTAR brings to the public vital and energetic voices of both promising and accomplished Latino theater professionals, replacing stereotypes while giving expression to the diversity and depth of today's Latino-American community.

Founded in 1966 to provide professional opportunities for Hispanic theatre artists, INTAR Theatre is the oldest Latino theatre company in the USA producing in English. Since its founding, INTAR has commissioned, developed and produced the works of award-winning playwrights, composers and choreographers such as María Irene Fornés, Gabriel García Marquez, Graciela Daniele, José Rivera, Eduardo Machado, Mario Vargas Llosa, Luis Santeiro, Tito Puente, Carmen Rivera, and Culture Clash, among others. The company has produced more than 150 world premieres and 50 American premieres of new works in English by Latino playwrights, and INTAR has been the leading proponent of bringing American Latino playwrights' work to the mainstream. INTAR productions and artists have garnered 6 Obie Awards, 3 AT&T On Stage Awards, 1 Tony Award nomination, 7 Princess Grace Awards, 5 A.C.E. (Association of Spanish Language Critics) Awards, and 2 HOLA Awards, among others. For more information on INTAR please visit their website, www.intartheatre.org

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Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
1st Annual INTAR Gala: Celebrating the Impact of Latino Theater

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
The 1st Annual INTAR Gala: Celebrating the Impact of Latino Theater

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Lou Moreno

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Maria Canals-Barerra

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jake T. Austin

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jake T. Austin & Maria Canals-Barerra

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Maria Canals-Barerra & Jake T. Austin

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Gina Sanchez, Jake T. Austin & Maria Canals-Barerra

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008), Gina Sanchez & Maria Canals-Barrera

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008) & Maria Canals-Barerra

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Dayana Mendoza, Jake T. Austin & Maria Canals-Barerra

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008), Lou MorenO & Maria Canals-Barerra

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
James Oseland

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Chef Maricel Presilla

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
James Oseland & Chef Maricel Presilla

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008)

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008)

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Lou Moreno & Jose Rivera

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Lou Moreno & Jose Rivera

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jake T. Austin & Maria Canals-Barerra

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jose Rivera

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Maria Canals-Barerra

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Maria Canals-Barerra

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jake T. Austin

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jake T. Austin

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008)

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008)

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Maria Canals-Barerra & Jake T. Austin

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jake T. Austin

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jake T. Austin & Grandmother Carmen

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Maria Canals-Barerra 

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Atmosphere & Menu

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Atmosphere

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Atmosphere

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Chef Maricel Presilla & Zafra Restaurant

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Chef Maricel Presilla

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008)

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008)

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jose Rivera

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jake T. Austin

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008)

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Gina Sanchez

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
James Oseland

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Chef Maricel Presilla

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Maria Canals-Barrera

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Carlo Alban

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Carlo Alban

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Lou Moreno

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Lou Moreno

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jose Rivera

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Sona Tatoyan, Felix Solis & Audrey Esparza

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Sona Tatoyan, Felix Solis & Audrey Esparza

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Sona Tatoyan

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Sona Tatoyan

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Felix Solis

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Sona Tatoyan, Felix Solis & Audrey Esparza

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jose Rivera

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Lou Moreno & Jose Rivera

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Jose Rivera

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Award - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala
Award - Jose Rivera

Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.